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Shortcut: Simple rubber strips to make a phone easier to hold without the bulk of a case

A few weeks ago, my iPhone pulled a disappearing act worthy of Houdini. I was taking an early 6:30 am shuttle flight from Boston to La Guardia. As the plane taxied away from the gate, I checked for any last … Continue reading

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Shortcut: Overcome cell network congestion by dropping to 4G

Ever been in some crowded area, like an airport, and tried to pull up a web page on your phone? Your connection strength looks fine with three or four bars, the LTE symbol shows up, but the pages just hang… … Continue reading

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If you travel frequently, take a look at Arro app for taxis

I find myself traveling down to New York from my home base of Boston at least once a month.  While I generally aim for taking the subway and Amtrak, there are a lot of times I find myself in a … Continue reading

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Trello – My secret to keeping myself organized

I’m a pretty disorganized person. At every company I have ever worked at, the chaos of my desk has been the butt of jokes. When my wife is traveling, I depend on telling Siri to remind me to do important things … Continue reading

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Shortcut: How to cheat when your child tells you to close your eyes

With my kids now ages five and seven, they often get quite involved in their projects. They will build forts out the couch, or draw elaborate pictures and mazes, or set up theatrical performances for us to watch. They are … Continue reading

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Shortcut: Convert unwanted retail store gift cards into iTunes credits

Gift cards always make me a little uncomfortable. I worry that I am going to stick them in a drawer somewhere and forget about them, effectively wasting the money on them. So when I get one, I find myself rushing … Continue reading

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How I finally got myself to exercise regularly

For most of my adult life, I have been able to get away without exercising. For many years I was able to walk to work, so I always had some physical activity. And I was blessed with a metabolism that … Continue reading

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